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Bandits Take Final Game Of Series

Monica Abbott stopped the bleeding for the 2nd night in a row for the Chicago Bandits as they squeaked out a 5-4 win in the final game of their 4 game series against the Carolina Diamonds Sunday night. The Bandits got on the board early with a double from Alisa Goler that scored Amber Patton in the 1st inning. The Diamonds bounced back against Chicago starter Meaghan Denny-White in the bottom half of the inning with doubles from Villarreal and Lever, then an RBI single from Rachel Folden gave Carolina the lead at 2-1. The Bandits responded in the 2nd with their own pair of doubles from Kristen Butler and Brittany Cervantes to tie the game at 2 in the 2nd.

Katie Burkhart came on in relief of the Carolina starter Bunner in the 3rd inning and struck out 2 before giving up a blast over the left center field fence off the bat of Kristen Butler.  This game was one of back and forth runs, the Diamonds seemed to tie it then give the lead back away. Carolina showed some fire after an Angie Quiocho home run then Brooke LeSage driving in Jami Lobpries with a sharp liner in the 1st and 2nd base hole. Burkhart had 7 strikeouts in 5 innings of work but left a fastball belt high to Alisa Goler in the 5th inning that gave Chicago their 5th run and what turned out to be the deciding margin of the game.

Once again, Monica Abbott was called in with 1 out in the 5th to protect the 1 run lead for Chicago. She struck out 4 in 2 2/3 innings and did not allow a hit and only 1 walk. The Diamonds took the short end of the stick in this series, going 1-3 and they’ll look to bounce back as they travel to Florida to take on the USSSA Pride on Thursday. The Diamonds are now 2-6 while the Bandits lead the NPF with a record of 6-2.

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About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.






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